First time installing Linux. I have attempted to boot both Minimal Installation and LiveCD .iso Linux installation packages from a CD-ROM on a computer currently running Windows 7. This error does not occur with my Windows 7 installation disk. The following message is printed onto the screen twice before the computer reverts to the HDD:
Broadcom UNDI PXE 2.1 v11.0.11 Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation All rights reserved. PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
The Intel website diagnoses the error as a hard drive or network cable issue, of which the former is working properly and the latter is unnecessary for an offline boot. Does a partition need to be created for the kernel and/or system files and packages, or is the computer missing drivers (and if so, how to boot them with Linux if necessary).